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A Ragged Schooling : Growing Up in the Classic Slum - Robert Roberts

A Ragged Schooling

Growing Up in the Classic Slum

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With great humour and vitality, Robert Roberts evokes his Edwardian childhood in the vivid portrait of a vanished community. Breathing the smoke from the factory chimneys, the children of Salford struggled daily to survive the grinding poverty that surrounded them. Sharing lively games along the railways lines and canal banks, their lives were rich in experience and comradeship. -- .

'One of the best and most sensitive of English working-class autobiographies' The Guardian

' A marvelous piece of work ... this vivid portrait of a vanished community ... bubbles with comic vitality Spectator

'The autobiography of an exceptional man ... a memoir of quite extraordinary richness' The Observer -- .

1. In their small corner 2. To business! 3. Home and hearth 4. Janie 5. A fearful joy 6. The food of love 7. Fire and food 8. Low class and no class 9. Sins of the flesh 10. Christians 11. Fears 12. Ventures 13. Travelling men 14. Superstition 15. 'Lovely war' 16. Skool 17. Song of apprentices 18. Class of strugglers 19. To the egress -- .

ISBN: 9781901341010
ISBN-10: 1901341011
Series: Mandolin
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 5th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.79 x 12.98  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition